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English definition of “jarring”

jarring

adjective uk   /ˈdʒɑː.rɪŋ/ us    /ˈdʒɑːr.ɪŋ/

jarring adjective (NOT PLEASANT)

a jarring sight, sound, or experience is so different or unexpected that it has a strong and unpleasant effect on something or someone: a jarring cry/chord jarring colours a jarring experience

jarring adjective (NOT RIGHT)

wrong or unsuitable: a jarring contrast

jarring adjective (SHAKE)

shaking or moving violently: a jarring tackle/collision
(Definition of jarring from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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